Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2016, we were joined by over 350 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 80 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.

We’re proud to announce our 2017 Grand Marshals!

  • The American Civil Liberties Union
  • Brooke Guinan
  • Krishna Stone
  • Geng Le

To learn more about these amazing individuals and organization, check out our official press release.

Viewing The March is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.


Be a part of The March

Rates for the 2017 Pride March are NOW AVAILABLE. Registration is now open. Click here to register.

It is the responsibility of all marching contingents to ensure that their group members abide by all event rules and regulations. Before registering, please ensure that you have reviewed the March Rules, the March FAQ, and the March Refund Policy.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please email us at march-help@nycpride.org.

Lunch Packages

This year let NYC Pride and Court Street Grocers make the day a little easier with our new Lunch Packages. Click here to purchase!

Announcers and Awards

Announcer Locations
  • 36th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • 25th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • 8th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • Christopher and Bleecker streets
Awards Categories

Each year, our panel of guest judges recognizes the creative ways that each marching contingent showcases their commitment to the LGBT community, and this year’s theme, “We Are Proud.” Below are this year’s award categories. Learn more about how your group can qualify for an award by reading about our awards here.

  • Best Use of NYC Pride Theme
  • Best Float
  • Best Marching Contingent
  • Best Music or Performance on a Float
  • Best Marching Band or Music Ensemble (No Float/Vehicle)
  • Best Dance Performance (No Float/Vehicle)

More Details

Working Grants Available

Every year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to local organizations that serve the LGBT community. In order to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific job duties, as a group, at our NYC Pride events like The March.

Apply Now For Grants!
Become a March Volunteer!

Be a part of the latest and greatest Pride event! NYC Pride can’t function without the support of our volunteers that help to create the largest Pride events in the world. Make friendships that last a lifetime and give back to the broader community. From Customer Service support to Group Leaders to Set Up, there are a wide array of volunteer needs for The March.

Apply To Volunteer Today!